Finally, once everything else is set up and ready to go, make sure your lighting hits the right note. Whatever mood you're going for there's a lighting option to suit. 

Choose from sparkling fairy lights, mirrored disco balls, candle-lit corners, dimmers down, or even retro illuminations for a cocktail-themed event! 

Once you've flicked the switch, get those party playlists fired up and let the festivities commence!

Looking for more New Year's Eve party ideas? Check out Housetohome's Essential guide to New Year's eve 2012.